Hey Russel - I think i see what you're trying to do, if not let me know :) highlight the file, hold down shift and right click on it. choose 'open with' from the menu. select the application you want to open the gif in, and select the 'always open with this application' checkbox(or whatever its called) checkbox at the bottom, hit OK. from there on out, all files with that extension will be opened with that app :) .djc. Russell Griechen wrote: > I am using IE 5.50 > Usually when I right-click on a gif or jpg file it will save the file as a > .gif or .jpg as the case may be. > Now...it does not give the option or even list the file. > Rather it show untitled in the file name and in the file type line it shows > only bmp option and no other option. > gifs saved and properly saved as ***.gif will not initialize...even a > background file. > In Window ME how do I associate these so that when I save a gif it is saved > under the correct name/filetype.